That the now very rancid Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has also lost his mental equilibrium is clear from his recent statement that ”fringe issues are overtaking the main ones as 5% of people who are evil-minded are creating problems and are the most vocal trying to influence others”
Manohar Parrikar fails to realize that across Goa there is widespread anger and discontent against this government and the BJP. At the 2017 Assembly elections despite all its manipulation, the BJP was reduced from 26 to 13 MLAs. With the utter disgruntlement all around, if Goa goes to polls now the saffron brigade would struggle to even win five seats. And that is the ground reality.
Do we need to remind Manohar Parrikat that as the Leader of Opposition he had protested on almost any and every issue being part of various public protests by even forcibly blocking major roads and even the Highways. He used the activists and NGOs to rake up all sorts of issues against the then government but once in Power turned his back on them all. After becoming Chief Minister he displayed zero tolerance to any sort of protest or agitation while wanting everyone to be at their best behavior and remain silent spectators to the misdeeds by his government.
Manohar Parrikar had earlier vigorously used the Right to Information Act to unearth the wrongdoings of the earlier regime but as Chief Minister he has stifled and strangulated the implementation of the very Transparency law while running his government under a cloak of secrecy. The bureaucrats today have become caged parrots of the Ministers. There is no Freedom of Press with even the Judiciary not spared with judges intimidated and coerced to toe the government line or face the wrath.